Flax Milk

Flax Milk

Homemade flax milk is made simple and quick with only two ingredients. Soy-free, dairy-free, nut-free, grain-free, gum-free, low-FODMAP, non-dairy milk. You might know flax as linseed.

By DeliberateFare.com

Flax is a nutritious seed that has many uses. When made into a milk, it is ground which maximizes its health benefits. According to the app FODMAP Friendly, flax seeds (also called linseeds) are FODMAP-safe up to 1 Tbsp. So, drink freely, my friends.

Use in any baked recipe in place of dairy milk. Has a mild tea flavor and sweet aroma. To replace dairy whole milk in a baked or cooked recipe, add one egg yolk per cup of flax milk. Great in shakes or smoothies.

Check out this post from Mayo Clinic regarding the health benefits of ground flax seeds.

INGREDIENTS

  • â…“ cup golden flax seeds (I use Bob’s Red Mill)
  • 3½ cups filtered water

METHOD

  1. In a blender, add flax seeds and water. Blend on “liquefy” setting for 1 – 2 minutes, depending on ferociousness of blender. Mixture should become milky white, and seeds will become ground.
  2. Over a large bowl, place a thin mesh sieve or strainer. You may use a cheesecloth or a nut cloth (that sounds so naughty that I choose not to use one) in place of the strainer. Pour milky liquid through the sieve in order to separate out the large seed particles from the milk. Scrape inside of sieve with spatula in order to release all of the milk.
  3. Into a large glass spouted measuring cup (such as Pyrex), pour the milk. Transfer milk into glass pitchers or lidded plastic quart containers, cover, and refrigerate.
  4. Discard or repurpose remaining flax meal (I like to freeze small scoops of the meal on sheet pans and then use one in a bowl of oatmeal for extra oomph, water, and protein).

SUGGESTIONS

  • Store in refrigerator for up to 3 days. Store in freezer in plastic containers for up to 3 months; defrost before use.
  • This recipe is unsweetened, unflavored, with the exception of the natural tea flavor of the flax seeds. Add a splash of vanilla extract, whole vanilla bean, or cinnamon sprinkling to the finished product for a nice flavor.
  • Especially delicious in shakes and Hot Steel Cut Oatmeal.
  • Dry flax seeds should be stored in freezer in storage container in order to keep them from going rancid.
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